AWS Elemental MediaLive
User Guide

Step 1: Complete the Channel and Input Details

The first step to creating a channel from scratch is to choose the IAM role that AWS Elemental MediaLive will use to access the channel when the channel is running (started) and specify key characteristics of the input.

To provide channel and input details

  1. Open the MediaLive console at

  2. Before creating a channel, make sure that you have created the input that you will attach to the channel.

  3. On the MediaLive home page, choose Create channel, and in the navigation pane, choose Channels.

    If you've created a channel before, you won't see the home page. In that case, in the MediaLive navigation pane, choose Channels, and then choose Create channel.

  4. On the Create channel page, choose Channel and input details.

  5. In the General info section, do the following:

    • For Channel name, enter a name for your channel.

    • Complete IAM role. See IAM Role and ARN.

  6. For information about the Channel template section, see Creating a Channel from a Template or by Cloning.

  7. In the Input specifications section, complete the fields to match your input. See Input Specifications Settings.

  8. In the Input settings section, complete the fields as required. For details about a field, choose the Info link next to the field.

    • For most fields, the default values are sufficient.

    • However, if you want to include audio and captions in the outputs, you must complete the Audio selectors and Caption selectors sections; the defaults do not specify enough information.

  9. When ready, go to the next step.