Livestreaming technology allows families to attend funerals from afar

A Carrickfergus Funeral Directors is helping families pay their respects from anywhere in the world thanks to a new partnership that enables high-quality livestreams of funeral services from its service room.

Funeral Partners, the family of high-quality funeral businesses that owns Mulhollands in Irish Quarter South, is delighted to use MCN Media as its streaming provider.

Emma Moore, Branch Development Manager for the Belfast area, said: “The Covid-19 pandemic has made livestreamed funeral services a popular demand that continues to increase.

“With MCN Media’s technology, we’re able to provide high-quality and no-fuss livestreams from our on-site service room that families can securely share with friends and relatives via a private web link.”

Funeral Partners experimented with a variety of platforms and equipment to facilitate streaming before coming across livestreaming specialist MCN Media. The technology is now set to be rolled out further afield.

At the click of a button, the funeral team are now able to book what time the livestream starts and MCN Media handle the rest, generating a password protected link for them to share with families to watch on the Mulhollands website.

Emma added: “Funeral Partners installed a dedicated router for the service room and MCN Media are able to remotely access the cameras to fix any issues during the service, which is fantastic.”

Seamus McNicholl, Manging Director of MCN Media, said: “From start to finish, we found Mulhollands very easy to work with. They knew exactly what their customers’ needs were and our engineers were able to achieve what was required, including a stable recording facility and secure password system to help families keep control.”

“We believe the demand for livestreamed funeral services is only set to grow, and now is the time to upgrade.”

Funeral Partners is delighted to be using MCN Media as its livestream provider and looks forward to incorporating quality livestreaming in its other service rooms across Northern Ireland. With this system in place, they can ensure those who aren’t able to attend a funeral in person can still feel part of the service, pay their respects and say their goodbyes from afar.