Launching Video on Demand (VOD) Features for Regions Outside the Chinese Mainland

Last updated: 2021-02-19 11:35:19

    On November 1, 2020, VOD officially launched features for regions outside the Chinese mainland to support customers to go global.

    I. Tencent Cloud VOD’s newly added service regions outside the Chinese mainland and corresponding billing rules are detailed below.

    1. Storage regions

    You can enable storage regions outside the Chinese mainland. Prices by region are detailed below:

    Region Price (USD)
    The Chinese mainland 0.0006 USD/GB/Day
    Outside the Chinese mainland (Silicon Valley, Hong Kong (China), Frankfurt, Moscow, Seoul, Virginia, Singapore, Mumbai, Toronto, Bangkok) 0.0009 USD/GB/Day

    2. Video acceleration

    VOD supports CDN acceleration outside the Chinese mainland. The supported CDN regions and their prices are detailed below:

    Supported CDN regions outside the Chinese mainland

    Region Countries and Places
    Asia Pacific Region 1 Hong Kong (China), Macao (China), Vietnam, Singapore, Thailand
    Asia Pacific Region 2 Taiwan (China), Japan, South Korea, Malaysia, Indonesia
    Asia Pacific Region 3 Philippines, India, Australia, other Asia-Pacific countries and regions
    Middle East Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Turkey
    Europe United Kingdom, Russia, Germany, Italy, Ireland, France, Netherlands, Spain
    North America United States, Canada
    South America Brazil
    Africa South Africa

    Prices by region for CDN acceleration outside the Chinese mainland

    Traffic Tier (USD/GB) The Chinese Mainland Asia Pacific Zone 1 Asia Pacific Zone 2 Asia Pacific Zone 3 Middle East Europe North America South America Africa
    0-500 GB (inclusive) 0.039 0.113 0.125 0.125 0.163 0.071 0.071 0.169 0.169
    500 GB - 2 TB (inclusive) 0.038 0.038 0.105 0.105 0.159 0.064 0.064 0.161 0.161
    2 TB - 50 TB (inclusive) 0.036 0.097 0.099 0.099 0.154 0.051 0.051 0.156 0.156
    50 TB - 100 TB (inclusive) 0.033 0.084 0.092 0.092 0.145 0.033 0.033 0.15 0.15
    100 TB 0.025 0.071 0.085 0.085 0.135 0.026 0.026 0.14 0.14

    3. Other features

    VOD now provides transcoding, adaptive bitrate streaming, video editing, inappropriate content recognition, and video AI outside the Chinese mainland at the same price as that in the Chinese mainland.

    II. When Did VOD Billing Rules Outside the Chinese Mainland Take Effect?

    1. Billing rules for users on the daily billing cycle took effect in November 2020.
    2. A beta test for features outside the Chinese mainland was launched for users on the daily billing cycle on November 14, 2020. Please note that you will be charged for using resources outside the Chinese mainland.
    3. Users can view their current billing mode in VOD Service Overview.

    Please take note of the changes above and make any necessary adjustments in time according to your business needs and current account balance.

    If you have any questions, please contact us.

    September 24, 2020

    Tencent Cloud