Regain control on your live streaming costs

Predicting and controlling your streaming costs has never been so easy.

Whether you use Quortex for your 24/7 channel or for your live events, whether you have a few viewers or millions or fans, whether you stream to one country or anywhere globally: we keep things simple and transparent.

Quortex, a unique pricing model

A unique pricing model

We have a unique pricing model that you will not find anywhere else. When using Quortex I/O, you will be charged :
1. By the amount of ingested data, in GB
2. By the amount of transcoded data, in GB
3. By the amount of delivered data, in GB

That’s it! No hidden costs, nothing to add! 

The only true pay-as-you-stream solution

Our system leverages Just-In-Time processing: it means that you will not be charged if there is no transcoded data! You truly pay exactly for what your viewers watch. Our model is without any commitment and is incredibly efficient, whether you use Quortex for a 1 hour event or a 24/7 live stream bouquet!

the only-pay-as-you-stream solution, Quortex.

No fixed price. No commitment.

You will be charged monthly, based on your true consumption, and you can easily  monitor your costs and adjust your configurations accordingly. We use a per-month tiered model: the more you consume over a month in any of the categories, the less you will pay per unit. There is no fixed price, static monthly fee for using the platform.

Input *

Total (GB) Tiers (GB) Unit Price
100 100 0.050 €
500 400 0.040 €
2000 1500 0.030 €
6000 4000 0.020 €
20000 14000 0.014 €
100000 80000 0.012 €
200000 100000 0.011 €
Above 0.010 €

Processing

Total (GB) Tiers (GB) Unit Price
100 100 0.587 €
500 400 0.505 €
2000 1500 0.385 €
6000 4000 0.354 €
20000 14000 0.275 €
100000 80000 0.231 €
200000 100000 0.195 €
Above 0.165 €

Delivery

Total (GB) Tiers (GB) Unit Price
10 10 0.035 €
100 90 0.030 €
1000 900 0.028 €
10000 9000 0.025 €
100000 90000 0.022 €
1000000 900000 0.019 €
5000000 4000000 0.018 €
Above 0.015 €

*A static fee of 0.1€ / hour / input is applied for auto-generated inputs, or for inputs that do not receive any incoming stream. This static fee does not apply if your input is receiving data.

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Estimate how much you will save!

Our platform is usage-based: it means that you will pay exactly for what you use. Thanks to our Just-In-Time technology, you will be only be charged for the segments that are actually processed. Give it a try with your own use-case!

24/7

Input

Processing

Delivery

Estimated Total Monthly Cost: 781 €

Pricing Examples

You want to stream a 4 hour event (let’s say a tennis match). Your mezzanine feed is at 10 mbps. Your event will be watched by 1000 viewers, at the average bitrate of 3.8 mbps, and a rendition ladder with a cumulated bitrate of 11.14 mbps. You stream this match in HLS and DASH, and use 6 profiles, up to 1080p50 (because sports looks incredibly better at 50 frames per seconds!).

Input: 0.84 €

You will consume 4 * 3600 * 10000000 / (8 * 1024 * 1024 * 1024) = 16.76 GB. As this is under the first tier of 100 GB, you will pay 16.76 * 0.050 € = 0.84€

Processing: 10.96 €

We assume that all the profiles are pulled by at least one viewer. This is probably a worst case scenario, as in real-life, it is very likely that not all the profiles will be pulled, resulting in cost savings. The total transcoded traffic for this event is 4 * 3600 * 11140000 / (8 * 1024 * 1024 * 1024) = 18.67 GB.
This is under the first tier of 100GB, so you will pay 18.67 * 0.587 € = 10.96 €

Delivery: 162.85 €

As the average bitrate is assumed to be 3.8 mbps, the total traffic is 4 * 3600 * 3800000 * 1000 / (8 * 1024 * 1024 * 1024) = 6370 GB.
You will end up paying (10 * 0.035 €) + (100 * 0.030 €) + (1000 * 0.028 €) + (5260 * 0.025 €) = 162.85 €

You want to stream a live channel for one month. You have 5 000 subscribers, watching your live channel 2 hours per day on average, with a peak in the morning and during prime-time. You select a rendition ladder with 5 profiles, up to 720p25 at 3 mbps. The average watcher bitrate is estimated at 2.36 mbps. Your input mezzanine feed is at 10 mbps.

Input: 86.35€

You will consume a total of 10 000 000 * 3600 * 24 * 30 / (8 * 1024 * 1024 * 1024) =  3 017 GB.
You will pay, based on the input tiers: (100 * 0.050 €) + (400 * 0.040 €) + (1500 * 0.030 €) + (1017 * 0.020 €) = 86.35€

Processing: 739.50€

Let’s consider a worst case where all the profiles will be transcoded, leading to 6.14 mbps (the sum of all the profiles) will be transcoded. Keep in mind that if no-one is watching some profiles, they will not be transcoded and will not incur any transcoding costs! The total transcoded bitrate will be 6 140 000 * 3600 * 24 * 30 / (8 * 1024 * 1024 * 1024) = 1 852.74 GB.
You will pay, based on the processing tiers: (100 * 0.585 €) + (500 * 0.505 €) + (1252,74 * 0.385 €) = 739.50 €

Delivery: 6,007.92€

As the average bitrate is assumed to be 2.36 mbps, you will end up with 2 360 000 * 2 * 3600 * 30 * 5000 / (8 * 1024 * 1024 * 1024) = 296 719 GB of delivered data over a month.
You will pay, based on the delivery tiers: (10 * 0.035 €) + (100 * 0.030 €) + (1000 * 0.028 €) + (10000 * 0.025 €) + (100000 * 0.022 €) + (185609 * 0.019€) = 6 007.92€ 

You want to stream 20x live channels for one month. You have 5 000 subscribers, watching your live channel 2 hours per day on average, with a peak in the morning and during prime-time. You select a rendition ladder with 5 profiles, up to 720p25 at 3 mbps. The average watcher bitrate is estimated at 2.36 mbps. Your input mezzanine feed is at 10 mbps.

Input: 826.20€

You will consume a total of 20 * 10 000 000 * 3600 * 24 * 30 / (8 * 1024 * 1024 * 1024) =  60 349 GB.
You will pay, based on the input tiers: (100 * 0.050 €) + (400 * 0.040 €) + (1500 * 0.030 €) + (4000 * 0.020 €) + (14000 * 0.014) + (40350 * 0.012) = 826.20€

Processing: 10,180.96€

If you have 5 000 subscribers and 20 channels, it becomes obvious that all the profiles of all the channels will not be watched concurrently at all time. In this example, we use a real-life model, consisting of an audience curve with peaks in the morning and at night, leading to an overall transcoding consumption of 34 988 GB per month.


You will pay, based on the processing tiers: (100 * 0.587 €) + (500 * 0.505 €) + (2000 * 0.385 €) + (6000 * 0.354€) + (20000 * 0.275€) + (6388 * 0.231€) = 10 180.96 €

Delivery: 6,007.92€

The delivered data remains the same as in example 2, as we still have 5 000 subscribers.

Hence: 2 360 000 * 2 * 3600 * 30 * 5000 / (8 * 1024 * 1024 * 1024) = 296 719 GB. 
You will pay, based on the delivery tiers: (10 * 0.035 €) + (100 * 0.030 €) + (1000 * 0.028 €) + (10000 * 0.025 €) + (100000 * 0.022 €) + (185609 * 0.019€) = 6 007.92€ 

* Examples are estimated in the worst case. You can see the Just-In-Time impact using our calculator.

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Quortex

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email: info@quortex.io

Publication Director: Marc Baillavoine