UK Crematorium Broadcasting Funerals Online

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Have you ever wanted to watch a funeral from the comfort of you own home? A crematorium in the UK is now making that possible.

The Mirror is reporting that Burnley Crematorium is spending £25,000 to add the ability for them to broadcast funerals live over the Internet. They will also be installing a big screen and state-of-the-art music system for those who have to sit outside of the chapel.

The new sound system will allow relatives to choose from thousands of songs. The minister will then control the music through a touch screen and the words can be displayed on a nearby screen.

The improvements will begin later this year with a council spokesman saying that people will be able to register to view a stream on the service from anywhere in the world.

“It would mean the proverbial Great Aunt Mabel who emigrated to Australia would be able to view in real time the service for a relative back in Burnley. All they’ll need is a password,” the council spokesman said.

Councilor Jeff Sumner said that it would be an optional service with the recording only being available to family and friends behind a password protected Web page.

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