AWS Elemental MediaLive Pricing

AWS Elemental MediaLive offers pay-as-you go pricing across the following dimensions: Inputs, Outputs, Add-On Functionality, Idle Resources, and Data Transfer. Input (including both primary and secondary ingest) and outputs (including each individual encode within your output groups) for every channel are billed at their corresponding rates (see regional rates below) for as long as the channel is running, regardless of receiving or producing content. Since each live channel has one input and one or more outputs, you simply add the prices of each input and output to arrive at the total cost for running your live channel. There is an additional charge for running channels with advanced audio features enabled (one charge per channel). Stopped channels are considered idle resources and will generate a small usage charge unless they are deleted.

AWS Elemental MediaLive provides two pricing models. You can choose to pay by-the-minute with no upfront costs or long-term commitments; in this case, AWS Elemental MediaLive will round the duration you run each input and output up to the nearest minute, with a 10-minute minimum. For long running or 24x7 channels you can save money with an annual commitment, where you pay a fixed monthly price for each input and output for 12 months. Please contact us to convert inputs or outputs from per-minute to monthly pricing.

Resolutions are defined as
SD is less than 720 vertical resolution.
HD is greater than or equal to 720 vertical resolution, but less than or equal to 1080 vertical resolution.
UHD is greater than 1080, up to and including 2160 vertical resolution.

Input pricing

The price for each input to your live channel is determined by a combination of codec, bitrate, and resolution of the input stream.

  • US East (N. Virginia)

      MPEG-2 Inputs AVC Inputs HEVC Inputs
    Resolution Bit Rate Per Minute Per Month for
    12 Months
    Per Minute Per Month for
    12 Months
    Per Minute Per Month for
    12 Months
    SD <10mbps $0.0010 $10 $0.0020 $21 $0.0039 $42
    SD 10-20mbps $0.0012 $13 $0.0024 $26 $0.0049 $52
    SD >20mbps $0.0015 $16 $0.0029 $31 $0.0059 $63
    HD <10mbps $0.0020 $21 $0.0039 $42 $0.0078 $84
    HD 10-20mbps $0.0024 $26 $0.0049 $52 $0.0098 $105
    HD >20mbps $0.0029 $31 $0.0059 $63 $0.0117 $126
    UHD <10mbps $0.0117 $126 $0.0235 $252 $0.0470 $504
    UHD 10-20mbps $0.0147 $157 $0.0293 $315 $0.0587 $630
    UHD >20mbps $0.0176 $189 $0.0352 $378 $0.0704 $756
  • US West (Oregon)

      MPEG-2 Inputs AVC Inputs HEVC Inputs
    Resolution Bit Rate Per Minute Per Month for
    12 Months
    Per Minute Per Month for
    12 Months
    Per Minute Per Month for
    12 Months
    SD <10mbps $0.0010 $10 $0.0020 $21 $0.0039 $42
    SD 10-20mbps $0.0012 $13 $0.0024 $26 $0.0049 $52
    SD >20mbps $0.0015 $16 $0.0029 $31 $0.0059 $63
    HD <10mbps $0.0020 $21 $0.0039 $42 $0.0078 $84
    HD 10-20mbps $0.0024 $26 $0.0049 $52 $0.0098 $105
    HD >20mbps $0.0029 $31 $0.0059 $63 $0.0117 $126
    UHD <10mbps $0.0117 $126 $0.0235 $252 $0.0470 $504
    UHD 10-20mbps $0.0147 $157 $0.0293 $315 $0.0587 $630
    UHD >20mbps $0.0176 $189 $0.0352 $378 $0.0704 $756
  • Asia Pacific (Seoul)

          MPEG-2 Inputs AVC Inputs HEVC Inputs
    Resolution Bit Rate Per Minute Per Month for
    12 Months
    Per Minute Per Month for
    12 Months
    Per Minute Per Month for
    12 Months
    SD <10mbps $0.0013 $13 $0.0026 $28 $0.0052 $56
    SD 10-20mbps $0.0016 $17 $0.0032 $34 $0.0065 $69
    SD >20mbps $0.0019 $21 $0.0039 $41 $0.0078 $83
    HD <10mbps $0.0026 $28 $0.0052 $56 $0.0104 $111
    HD 10-20mbps $0.0032 $34 $0.0065 $69 $0.0130 $139
    HD >20mbps $0.0039 $41 $0.0078 $83 $0.0155 $167
    UHD <10mbps $0.0155 $167 $0.0311 $334 $0.0622 $667
    UHD 10-20mbps $0.0194 $208 $0.0389 $417 $0.0777 $834
    UHD >20mbps $0.0233 $250 $0.0466 $500 $0.0932 $1,001
  • Asia Pacific (Singapore)

      MPEG-2 Inputs AVC Inputs HEVC Inputs
    Resolution Bit Rate Per Minute Per Month for
    12 Months
    Per Minute Per Month for
    12 Months
    Per Minute Per Month for
    12 Months
    SD <10mbps  $0.0019  $19  $0.0038  $40  $0.0075  $81
    SD 10-20mbps  $0.0023  $25  $0.0047  $50  $0.0094  $100
    SD >20mbps  $0.0028  $31  $0.0056  $59  $0.0113  $121
    HD <10mbps  $0.0038  $40  $0.0075  $81  $0.0150  $161
    HD 10-20mbps  $0.0047  $50  $0.0094  $100  $0.0188  $201
    HD >20mbps  $0.0056  $59  $0.0113  $121  $0.0225  $242
    UHD <10mbps  $0.0225  $242  $0.0450  $483  $0.0901  $967
    UHD 10-20mbps  $0.0282  $301  $0.0563  $604  $0.1126  $1,209
    UHD >20mbps  $0.0338  $363  $0.0676  $725  $0.1351  $1,450
  • Asia Pacific (Sydney)

      MPEG-2 Inputs AVC Inputs HEVC Inputs
    Resolution Bit Rate  Per Minute   Per Month for
    12 Months 
     Per Minute   Per Month for
    12 Months 
     Per Minute   Per Month for
    12 Months 
    SD <10mbps  $0.0016  $17  $0.0032  $35  $0.0065  $70
    SD 10-20mbps  $0.0020  $22  $0.0041  $43  $0.0081  $86
    SD >20mbps  $0.0024  $27  $0.0049  $51  $0.0097  $104
    HD <10mbps  $0.0032  $35  $0.0065  $70  $0.0130  $139
    HD 10-20mbps  $0.0041  $43  $0.0081  $86  $0.0162  $174
    HD >20mbps  $0.0049  $51  $0.0097  $104  $0.0194  $209
    UHD <10mbps  $0.0194  $209  $0.0389  $417  $0.0778  $835
    UHD 10-20mbps  $0.0243  $260  $0.0486  $522  $0.0972  $1,043
    UHD >20mbps  $0.0292  $313  $0.0583  $626  $0.1167  $1,252
  • Asia Pacific (Tokyo)

      MPEG-2 Inputs AVC Inputs HEVC Inputs
    Resolution Bit Rate Per Minute Per Month for
    12 Months
    Per Minute Per Month for
    12 Months
    Per Minute Per Month for
    12 Months
    SD <10mbps  $0.0017  $18  $0.0034  $37  $0.0069  $74
    SD 10-20mbps  $0.0022  $23  $0.0043  $46  $0.0086  $92
    SD >20mbps  $0.0026  $28  $0.0052  $55  $0.0103  $111
    HD <10mbps  $0.0034  $37  $0.0069  $74  $0.0138  $148
    HD 10-20mbps  $0.0043  $46  $0.0086  $92  $0.0172  $185
    HD >20mbps  $0.0052  $55  $0.0103  $111  $0.0207  $222
    UHD <10mbps  $0.0207  $222  $0.0414  $444  $0.0827  $888
    UHD 10-20mbps  $0.0259  $277  $0.0517  $555  $0.1034  $1,110
    UHD >20mbps  $0.0310  $333  $0.0621  $666  $0.1241  $1,332
  • EU (Ireland)

      MPEG-2 Inputs AVC Inputs HEVC Inputs
    Resolution Bit Rate Per Minute Per Month for
    12 Months
    Per Minute Per Month for
    12 Months
    Per Minute Per Month for
    12 Months
    SD <10mbps $0.0010 $10 $0.0020 $21 $0.0039 $42
    SD 10-20mbps $0.0012 $13 $0.0024 $26 $0.0049 $52
    SD >20mbps $0.0015 $16 $0.0029 $31 $0.0059 $63
    HD <10mbps $0.0020 $21 $0.0039 $42 $0.0078 $84
    HD 10-20mbps $0.0024 $26 $0.0049 $52 $0.0098 $105
    HD >20mbps $0.0029 $31 $0.0059 $63 $0.0117 $126
    UHD <10mbps $0.0117 $126 $0.0235 $252 $0.0470 $504
    UHD 10-20mbps $0.0147 $157 $0.0293 $315 $0.0587 $630
    UHD >20mbps $0.0176 $189 $0.0352 $378 $0.0704 $756

Output pricing

The cost for outputs is determined by a combination of codec, bitrate, resolution, and frame rate of the output stream. The total output price is the sum of all outputs generated for the channel. If you are interested in HEVC or UHD encoding please contact us.

  • US East (N. Virginia)

        AVC Outputs    
    Resolution Bit Rate Frame Rate Per Minute Per Month for 12 Months
    SD <10mbps <=30fps $0.0059 $63
    SD <10mbps >30 to 60fps $0.0073 $79
    SD 10-20mbps <=30fps $0.0073 $79
    SD 10-20mbps >30 to 60fps $0.0092 $98
    SD >20mbps <=30fps $0.0088 $94
    SD >20mbps >30 to 60fps $0.0110 $118
    HD <10mbps <=30fps $0.0117 $126
    HD <10mbps >30 to 60fps $0.0147 $157
    HD 10-20mbps <=30fps $0.0147 $157
    HD 10-20mbps >30 to 60fps $0.0183 $197
    HD >20mbps <=30fps $0.0176 $189
    HD >20mbps >30 to 60fps $0.0220 $236
      Per Minute Per Month for 12 Months
    Audio Only $0.0029 $31
    Add On Functionality Per Minute Per Month for 12 Months
    Advanced Audio $0.0050 $26
    Audio Normalization $0.0020 $42
  • US West (Oregon)

        AVC Outputs    
    Resolution Bit Rate Frame Rate Per Minute Per Month for 12 Months
    SD <10mbps <=30fps $0.0059 $63
    SD <10mbps >30 to 60fps $0.0073 $79
    SD 10-20mbps <=30fps $0.0073 $79
    SD 10-20mbps >30 to 60fps $0.0092 $98
    SD >20mbps <=30fps $0.0088 $94
    SD >20mbps >30 to 60fps $0.0110 $118
    HD <10mbps <=30fps $0.0117 $126
    HD <10mbps >30 to 60fps $0.0147 $157
    HD 10-20mbps <=30fps $0.0147 $157
    HD 10-20mbps >30 to 60fps $0.0183 $197
    HD >20mbps <=30fps $0.0176 $189
    HD >20mbps >30 to 60fps $0.0220 $236
      Per Minute Per Month for 12 Months
    Audio Only $0.0029 $31
    Add On Functionality Per Minute Per Month for 12 Months
    Advanced Audio $0.0050 $26
    Audio Normalization $0.0020 $42
  • Asia Pacific (Seoul)

    AVC Outputs
    Resolution Bit Rate Frame Rate Per Minute Per Month for 12 Months
    SD <10mbps <=30fps $0.0078 $83
    SD <10mbps >30 to 60fps $0.0097 $105
    SD 10-20mbps <=30fps $0.0097 $105
    SD 10-20mbps >30 to 60fps $0.0121 $130
    SD >20mbps <=30fps $0.0117 $124
    SD >20mbps >30 to 60fps $0.0146 $156
    HD <10mbps <=30fps $0.0155 $167
    HD <10mbps >30 to 60fps $0.0194 $208
    HD 10-20mbps <=30fps $0.0194 $208
    HD 10-20mbps >30 to 60fps $0.0243 $261
    HD >20mbps <=30fps $0.0233 $250
    HD >20mbps >30 to 60fps $0.0291 $312
      Per Minute Per Month for 12 Months
    Audio Only $0.0039 $41
    Add-On Functionality Per Minute Per Month for 12 Months
    Advanced Audio $0.0050 $26
    Audio Normalization $0.0020 $42
  • Asia Pacific (Singapore)

    AVC Outputs
    Resolution Bit Rate Frame Rate Per Minute Per Month for 12 Months
    SD <10mbps <=30fps $0.0113 $121
    SD <10mbps >30 to 60fps $0.0141 $152
    SD 10-20mbps <=30fps $0.0141 $152
    SD 10-20mbps >30 to 60fps $0.0176 $188
    SD >20mbps <=30fps $0.0169 $180
    SD >20mbps >30 to 60fps $0.0211 $226
    HD <10mbps <=30fps $0.0225 $242
    HD <10mbps >30 to 60fps $0.0282 $301
    HD 10-20mbps <=30fps $0.0282 $301
    HD 10-20mbps >30 to 60fps $0.0352 $378
    HD >20mbps <=30fps $0.0338 $363
    HD >20mbps >30 to 60fps $0.0422 $453
      Per Minute Per Month for 12 Months
    Audio Only $0.0056 $59
    Add-On Functionality Per Minute Per Month for 12 Months
    Advanced Audio $0.0050 $26
    Audio Normalization $0.0020 $42
  • Asia Pacific (Sydney)

    AVC Outputs
    Resolution Bit Rate Frame Rate Per Minute Per Month for 12 Months
    SD <10mbps <=30fps $0.0097 $104
    SD <10mbps >30 to 60fps $0.0122 $131
    SD 10-20mbps <=30fps $0.0122 $131
    SD 10-20mbps >30 to 60fps $0.0152 $162
    SD >20mbps <=30fps $0.0146 $156
    SD >20mbps >30 to 60fps $0.0182 $195
    HD <10mbps <=30fps $0.0194 $209
    HD <10mbps >30 to 60fps $0.0243 $260
    HD 10-20mbps <=30fps $0.0243 $260
    HD 10-20mbps >30 to 60fps $0.0304 $326
    HD >20mbps <=30fps $0.0292 $313
    HD >20mbps >30 to 60fps $0.0365 $391
      Per Minute Per Month for 12 Months
    Audio Only $0.0049 $51
    Add-On Functionality Per Minute Per Month for 12 Months
    Advanced Audio $0.0050 $26
    Audio Normalization $0.0020 $42
  • Asia Pacific (Tokyo)

    AVC Outputs
    Resolution Bit Rate Frame Rate Per Minute Per Month for 12 Months
    SD <10mbps <=30fps $0.0103 $111
    SD <10mbps >30 to 60fps $0.0129 $139
    SD 10-20mbps <=30fps $0.0129 $139
    SD 10-20mbps >30 to 60fps $0.0162 $173
    SD >20mbps <=30fps $0.0155 $166
    SD >20mbps >30 to 60fps $0.0194 $208
    HD <10mbps <=30fps $0.0207 $222
    HD <10mbps >30 to 60fps $0.0259 $277
    HD 10-20mbps <=30fps $0.0259 $277
    HD 10-20mbps >30 to 60fps $0.0323 $347
    HD >20mbps <=30fps $0.0310 $333
    HD >20mbps >30 to 60fps $0.0388 $416

      Per Minute Per Month for 12 Months
    Audio Only $0.0052 $55

    Add-On Functionality Per Minute Per Month for 12 Months
    Advanced Audio $0.0050 $26
    Audio Normalization $0.0020 $42
  • EU (Ireland)

        AVC Outputs    
    Resolution Bit Rate Frame Rate Per Minute Per Month for 12 Months
    SD <10mbps <=30fps $0.0059 $63
    SD <10mbps >30 to 60fps $0.0073 $79
    SD 10-20mbps <=30fps $0.0073 $79
    SD 10-20mbps >30 to 60fps $0.0092 $98
    SD >20mbps <=30fps $0.0088 $94
    SD >20mbps >30 to 60fps $0.0110 $118
    HD <10mbps <=30fps $0.0117 $126
    HD <10mbps >30 to 60fps $0.0147 $157
    HD 10-20mbps <=30fps $0.0147 $157
    HD 10-20mbps >30 to 60fps $0.0183 $197
    HD >20mbps <=30fps $0.0176 $189
    HD >20mbps >30 to 60fps $0.0220 $236
      Per Minute Per Month for 12 Months
    Audio Only $0.0029 $31
    Add On Functionality Per Minute Per Month for 12 Months
    Advanced Audio $0.0050 $26
    Audio Normalization $0.0020 $42

Add-On Functionality

These rates are applied at the channel level, rather than by individual input or output. Advanced audio includes Additional Audio Encoders to support outputs for Dolby Digital (AC3), Dolby Digital Plus (EAC3), and Audio Normalization uses technology from DTS to enable monitoring and correction in accordance with the ITU-R BS.1770 standard and logging compliant with the CALM ACT (ATSC A/85).

Pricing example

  • Example 1
  • Example 2
  • Example 1
  • The per minute cost for a live channel with an HD input producing 5 outputs with advanced audio in the US East (N. Virginia) Region:

    Input
    1080p HD, HEVC, 20Mbps = $0.010 per min

    AVC Outputs
    1080p HD, 5Mbps 30fps = $0.012 per min
    720p HD, 2Mbps, 30fps, = $0.012 per min
    576p SD, 1.2Mbps, 30fps, = $0.006 per min
    432p SD, 0.8Mbps, 30fps = $0.006 per min
    288p SD, 0.5Mbps, 30fps = $0.006 per min 

    Add-On Functionality
    Advanced audio = $0.005 per min 

    Total
    $0.010 + $0.012 + $0.012 + $0.006 + $0.006 + 0.006 + $0.005 = $0.057 per minute

  • Example 2
  • The monthly cost for a channel with the same configuration as example 1, running 24/7 with a 12 month commitment:

    Input
    1080p HD, HEVC, 20Mbps = $105 per month

    Outputs
    1080p HD, 5Mbps 30fps = $126 per month
    720p HD, 2Mbps, 30fps = $126 per month
    576p SD, 1.2Mbps, 30fps = $63 per month
    432p SD, 0.8Mbps, 30fps = $63 per month
    288p SD, 0.5Mbps, 30fps = $63 per month 

    Add-On Functionality
    Advanced audio = $26 per month 

    Total
    $105 + $126 + 126 + $63 + $63 + $63 + $26 = $572 per month


Idle Resources

AWS Elemental MediaLive charges for each input and channel when these resources are not in use:
 
• $0.01 per hour on a pro rata basis for each input not associated with a running channel
• $0.01 per hour on a pro rata basis for each channel not in a running state

Data Transfer

You may incur additional charges when you serve content outside of AWS. If the content output is delivered to a destination over the internet or via a CDN other than Amazon CloudFront, then internet data transfer charges apply.

Data Transfer OUT from AWS Elemental MediaLive to the Internet
  US West
(Oregon)
US East
(N. Virginia)
Asia Pacific
(Seoul)
Asia Pacific
(Singapore)
Asia Pacific
(Sydney)
Asia Pacific
(Tokyo)
EU
(Ireland)
 
First 1 GB / month $0.000
per GB
$0.000
per GB
$0.000
per GB
$0.000
per GB
$0.000
per GB
$0.000
per GB
$0.000
per GB
 
Up to 10 TB / month $0.090
per GB
$0.090
per GB
$0.126
per GB
$0.120
per GB
$0.140
per GB
$0.140
per GB
$0.090
per GB
 
Next 40 TB / month $0.085
per GB
$0.085
per GB
$0.120
per GB
$0.085
per GB
$0.135
per GB
$0.135
per GB
$0.085
per GB
 
Next 100 TB / month $0.070
per GB
$0.070
per GB
$0.117
per GB
$0.082
per GB
$0.130
per GB
$0.130
per GB
$0.070
per GB
 
Next 350 TB / month $0.050
per GB
$0.050
per GB
$0.108
per GB
$0.080
per GB
$0.120
per GB
$0.120
per GB
$0.050
per GB
 
Next 524 TB / month Contact Us
Next 4 PB / month Contact Us
Greater than 5 PB / month Contact Us

 

No additional charges are incurred for AWS Elemental MediaLive channels transferring data to or from AWS Elemental MediaPackage, Amazon S3 or other AWS Services within the same Region (i.e., $0.00 per GB). The pricing below is based on data transferred "in" to or "out" of AWS Elemental MediaLive from a region outside of the one where the channel is running.

Data Transfer IN to AWS Elemental MediaLive from Another AWS Region
US West
(Oregon)
US East
(N. Virginia)
Asia Pacific
(Seoul)
Asia Pacific
(Singapore)
Asia Pacific
(Sydney)
Asia Pacific
(Tokyo)
EU
(Ireland)
 
$0.00 per GB $0.00 per GB $0.00 per GB $0.00 per GB $0.00 per GB $0.000 per GB $0.00 per GB  
Data Transfer OUT from AWS Elemental MediaLive to Another AWS Region
US West
(Oregon)
US East
(N. Virginia)
Asia Pacific
(Seoul)
Asia Pacific
(Singapore)
Asia Pacific
(Sydney)
Asia Pacific
(Tokyo)
EU
(Ireland)
 
$0.02 per GB $0.02 per GB $0.08 per GB $0.09 per GB $0.14 per GB $0.09 per GB $0.02 per GB  

 

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