VALENCIA’S town hall is to become the first authority in Spain to offer online funeral streaming services.
Spanish law requires funerals to take place 48 hours after a person’s death. Streaming will enable those who cannot attend to view live footage from the chapel in the funeral home and at the crematorium.
Those booking the funeral can request a unique URL code to be distributed among friends and relatives.
Councillor for Health and Cemeteries, Lourdes Bernal, said: “Valencia is the first city in Spain, and to our knowledge of the world that offers this service.”
The service is called ‘Farewell Online’ and features on the Museodelsilencio.com website, which is part of the ‘Museum of Silence’ project that aims to highlight the city’s main cemetary.
Barcelona’s Altima funeral service company aims to provide a similar service by January and also plans to offer to a digital trail erasing service for the deceased.
This could be linked with vids. Of birth, baptism, (even circumcision and bar mitzvah), wedding and death. It would then be possible to fast-forward through a whole life.
Good fun on those dark evenings.