States for channels - MediaLive

States for channels

MediaLive reports the state of all channels.

MediaLive turns these states into CloudWatch events with the detailType set to MediaLive Channel State Change. For an example of the JSON for these events, see JSON for a state change event.

The channel states are the following:

  • Creating

  • Deleting

  • Idle: The channel isn't running. For information about charges that you accrue when a channel is idle, see Pricing.

  • Recovering: One or both pipelines in the channel failed, but MediaLive is restarting it.

  • Running.

  • Starting

  • Stopping

  • Updating: You changed the channel classfor a channel. This state is captured on the console but not in Amazon CloudWatch events.