With AWS Elemental MediaPackage you pay for only what you use, based on the amount of video ingested into the service (measured in GBs) and amount of content originated and packaged by the service (measured in GB).

Ingest pricing

You’ll be charged for each stream AWS Elemental MediaPackage ingests for your channels, as it receives video from your live encoder. Ingest charges are based on the size and number of those streams, measured in GBs. This means you’ll pay more if you have more input streams on your channel, or if those streams are higher bit-rates.

  • US East (N. Virginia)

    Ingest Cost Rate
    Up to 1 TB per month $0.050
    1 TB to 499 TB per month $0.040
    500 TB and above per month $0.030
  • US West (Oregon)

    Ingest Cost Rate
    Up to 1 TB per month $0.045
    1 TB to 499 TB per month $0.036
    500 TB and above per month $0.027
  • Asia Pacific (Singapore)

    Ingest Cost Rate
    Up to 1 TB per month $0.096
    1 TB to 499 TB per month $0.077
    500 TB and above per month $0.058
  • Asia Pacific (Sydney)

    Ingest Cost Rate
    Up to 1 TB per month $0.083
    1 TB to 499 TB per month $0.066
    500 TB and above per month $0.050
  • Asia Pacific (Tokyo)

    Ingest Cost Rate
    Up to 1 TB per month $0.088
    1 TB to 499 TB per month $0.070
    500 TB and above per month $0.053
  • EU (Ireland)

    Ingest Cost Rate
    Up to 1 TB per month $0.051
    1 TB to 499 TB per month $0.041
    500 TB and above per month $0.031

Origination and Packaging pricing

You’ll be charged for each stream AWS Elemental MediaPackage “Originates and Packages” for your channel as it provides video for your viewers via a content delivery network (CDN) like Amazon CloudFront. Origination and packaging costs are based on the size and number of those streams, measured in GBs. This means you’ll pay more if you have more traffic from your CDN, or for higher bit-rate streams. There are no extra charges for using DVR and DRM capabilities.
 
Note we always recommend that you use a CDN with AWS Elemental MediaPackage, as the caching CDNs provide improves performance and can lower your costs.
  • US East (N. Virginia)

    Origination/Packaging Cost Rate
    Up to 1 TB per month $0.100
    1 TB to 499 TB per month $0.080
    500 TB and above per month $0.060
  • US West (Oregon)

    Origination/Packaging Cost Rate
    Up to 1 TB per month $0.090
    1 TB to 499 TB per month $0.072
    500 TB and above per month $0.054
  • Asia Pacific (Singapore)

    Origination/Packaging Cost Rate
    Up to 1 TB per month $0.192
    1 TB to 499 TB per month $0.154
    500 TB and above per month $0.115
  • Asia Pacific (Sydney)

    Origination/Packaging Cost Rate
    Up to 1 TB per month $0.166
    1 TB to 499 TB per month $0.133
    500 TB and above per month $0.100
  • Asia Pacific (Tokyo)

    Origination/Packaging Cost Rate
    Up to 1 TB per month $0.176
    1 TB to 499 TB per month $0.141
    500 TB and above per month $0.106
  • EU (Ireland)

    Origination/Packaging Cost Rate
    Up to 1 TB per month $0.102
    1 TB to 499 TB per month $0.082
    500 TB and above per month $0.061

Pricing Example

  • Example 1
  • Example 2
  • Example 1
  • For a typical ingest of a single live video stream that has 5 bitrates of 5Mbit/s, 2Mbit/s, 1.2Mbit/s, 800Kbit/s, and 500Kbit/s the rate of GB per hour of streaming would be 4.175 GB.

    Total Megabit per second = 5+2+1.2+0.8+0.5 = 9.5 Mbps
    Total Gigabits per hours = 9.5 / 1024 *60 *60 = 33.39844Gb/h
    Total Gigabytes per hours = 33.39844 /8 = 4.175GB/h

    With a working assumption that two versions of every bitrate is requested twice (both HLS and MPEG-DASH delivery), which would be four copies of the total ingested content going out, the rate of GB per hour for origination would be 16.699 GB

    That would mean a total cost for ingest and origination for this adaptive bitrate stream is $1.88 per hour in the US East (N. Virginia) Region ((4.175GB x $0.050 = $0.21) + (16.699GB x $0.100 = $1.67).

  • Example 2
  • For a live event stream where AWS Elemental MediaPackage is receiving content from AWS Elemental MediaLive, two channels would need to be created to ingest the primary and backup output from AWS Elemental MediaLive. For a two-hour event that used the same 5 bit-rates as Example 1, the total ingest cost would be (4.175GB *2 *2 *$0.050) $0.84.

    If the stream had an average of 10,000 viewer watching the whole event at an average bit-rate of 3 Mbit/s, a total of 26,367.19 GB would be sent to viewers from both channels. Assuming a cache/hit ratio of 99% with CDN and an additional caching layer, the total origination from AWS Elemental MediaPackage is 263.67 GB.

    Total Gigabytes for event = 3 / 1024 *60 *120 *10,000 /8 = 26,367.19 GB
    Total Gigabyte originations = 26,367.19 * 0.01 = 263.67 GB

    That would mean the total cost for ingest and origination/packaging for the 2-hour event would be $27.21
    ((4.175GB x 2 x 2 x $0.050 = $0.84) + (268.67GB x $0.100 = $26.87)

     

Additional Charges

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 MediaPackage To the Internet
  US West (Oregon) US East              (N. Virginia) Asia Pacific (Singapore) Asia Pacific (Sydney) Asia Pacific (Tokyo) EU          (Ireland)
Up to 10 TB / month $0.090 per GB $0.090 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 $0.085 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 $0.082 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 $0.080 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 MediaPackage when transferring data to or from AWS Elemental MediaLive, Amazon CloudFront or other AWS Services within the same Region (i.e., $0.000 per GB).

Additional charges may incur on data transferred "in" to or "out" of AWS Elemental MediaPackage from another AWS region outside of the one where the service is deployed, as described in the table below.

Data Transfer IN to AWS Elemental MediaPackage from Another AWS Region
AWS Region where the AWS Elemental MediaPackage is running US West (Oregon) US East         (N. Virginia) Asia Pacific (Singapore) Asia Pacific (Sydney) Asia Pacific (Tokyo) EU (Ireland)
Cost per GB (in) $0.000 per GB $0.000 per GB $0.000 per GB $0.000 per GB $0.000 per GB $0.000 per GB
Data Transfer OUT from AWS Elemental MediaPackage to Another AWS Region
AWS Region where the AWS Elemental MediaPackage is running US West (Oregon) US East          (N. Virginia) Asia Pacific (Singapore) Asia Pacific (Sydney) Asia Pacific (Tokyo) EU (Ireland)
Cost per GB (out) $0.020 per GB $0.020 per GB $0.090 per GB $0.140 per GB $0.090 per GB $0.020 per GB
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