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Australasian webcast company OneRoom streamed 11,000 funerals in 2018 - an increase of 84 percent over 2017 (inventory)

The Rise of the Casket Cam: Up to 80,000 people live streamed funerals in Australia in a year

  • OneRoom streamed 11,000 funerals in 2018, an increase of 84 percent over 2017
  • The webcasting company saw virtual guests rise from 52,000 to 80,000 in 2018
  • Funeral Centers in Australia have offered OneRoom virtual services to customers
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The popularity of live streaming funerals has doubled in the last year, according to new figures.

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Australasian webcasting company OneRoom streamed 11,000 funerals in 2018 – an increase of 84 percent over 2017.

The company said that virtual guests have increased dramatically from 52,000 to 80,000 in 12 months.

Australasian webcast company OneRoom streamed 11,000 funerals in 2018 - an increase of 84 percent over 2017 (inventory)

Australasian webcast company OneRoom streamed 11,000 funerals in 2018 – an increase of 84 percent over 2017 (inventory)

& # 39; There is no evidence that physical visits to funeral services have decreased & # 39 ;, said OneRoom CEO Michael McLaren.

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& # 39; We simply allow more people to be included where distance, time, or circumstance prevent them from being present in person. & # 39;

Many funeral homes throughout Australia work with webcasting companies such as OneRoom for people who cannot be physically present at a loved one's funeral.

The Le Pine funeral chapel in Dandenong, Victoria, was one of the first places in Australia to hold ceremonies with live streams of deceased loved ones.

& # 39; They are a popular service. We are probably organizing a live stream for every 10 funerals we guide, & a spokeswoman for Le Pine Funerals told Daily Mail Australia.

& # 39; It was a great option for those who cannot hold a funeral and it was very useful to support others in being part of a special moment for their family,

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& # 39; You get people who are trapped in the hospital and there are all sorts of reasons why people can't make it. & # 39;

The spokeswoman said they constantly received a lot of positive feedback for the digital service.

& # 39; The services provide a bit of relief for those who can't make the funeral and they just feel apart from it & she said.

The funeral chapel Le Pine in Dandenong (photo), Victoria, was one of the first places in Australia where live-stream ceremonies of deceased lovers were held

The funeral chapel Le Pine in Dandenong (photo), Victoria, was one of the first places in Australia where live-stream ceremonies of deceased lovers were held

The funeral chapel Le Pine in Dandenong (photo), Victoria, was one of the first places in Australia where live-stream ceremonies of deceased lovers were held

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With OneRoom, people can watch the funeral live or watch the ceremony on their tablet or phone in their own time.

The service of the company is used at more than 100 locations in Australia – mainly in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane.

OneRoom was established in 2008 and another virtual funeral streaming service based in Australia, Jum Media, began in 2009.

The cemetery of Le Pine in Dandenong, Victoria, was one of the first places in Australia to organize ceremonies with live streams of deceased loved ones (stock image)

The cemetery of Le Pine in Dandenong, Victoria, was one of the first places in Australia to organize ceremonies with live streams of deceased loved ones (stock image)

The cemetery of Le Pine in Dandenong, Victoria, was one of the first places in Australia to organize ceremonies with live streams of deceased loved ones (stock image)

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