Aretha Franklin’s funeral will be livestreamed and broadcast on TV

A three-day celebration to honor Aretha Franklin is planned this week (Wikimedia Commons)

By Brian McCollum, Detroit Free Press

Aretha Franklin’s funeral is limited to invited guests — but the world will be able to watch.

The Friday service will be made available for viewing live online and on television, the Free Press has confirmed.

Franklin’s funeral will be livestreamed by the Associated Press, which means it’s likely to be picked up by online media outlets around the globe, including here at

For TV viewers in Detroit, the service will be broadcast live by several stations, including WDIV-TV (Channel 4), WJBK-TV (Channel 2) and WXYZ-TV (Channel 7). The stations will stay with the funeral through its duration, which could be well into Friday afternoon.

Nationally, Fox News and CNN plan to air portions of the service live, representatives of those networks confirmed.


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