East Devon Crematorium offers webcast funerals
Funerals can be broadcast on the internet at a new Devon crematorium.
Facilities at the £4m East Devon Crematorium at Whimple include live webcasts of services, so friends and family across the world can take part.
The privately-funded non-denominational development will cater for all faiths as well as non-religious services.
Crematorium director Chris Johns said that people would be able to watch a funeral by entering a code into a website.
He said having the technology to provide webcasts meant that people who lived far away or were unwell could be a part of the service.
He said: "We know there's a need in the locality and we've incorporated the most modern facilities.
"By entering a code, they can view a funeral which otherwise they have missed.
"We're extremely pleased with the building."
The crematorium will cover an area from Exmouth in Devon to Bridport in Dorset.