The Name A Game DVD Service Is Wrapping Up At The End Of June

A month to get your orders in

The Name A Game DVD Service Is Wrapping Up At The End Of June

The famous AFL Name A Game DVD service is wrapping up at the end of this financial year, meaning fans have a month to place their final orders.

The service was established in the early 90s as a VHS service, and let customers buy full copies of over 3000 VFL/AFL games dating back over 50 years.

Beyond Home Entertainment told the AFL website that customer habits had changed significantly and that it was no longer viable to run the DVD service.

"Name a Game has been part of the AFL's home entertainment offering for more than 25 years, from the days of VHS tapes in the early 1990s, through the migration to DVD in the early 2000s and into recent times,” they said.

"Unfortunately, changes in the way people consume content over recent years has ultimately meant that the continuation of a bespoke on-demand DVD service has become increasingly unviable in the face of an evolving media landscape that is rapidly moving to digital consumption.

"Name a Game has provided a window into bygone eras that many of us cherish, watching our heroes from yesterday take the field once again, their names and feats now long gone from the oval, but never forgotten. We are thankful we have been able to offer footy fans the ability to collect their all-time favourite games on DVD and tap into the unbridled nostalgia that only classic footy can offer."

The three most requested games were Carlton’s win over Essendon in the 1999 preliminary final, the 2000 Western Derby and the Western Bulldogs beating Essendon in round 21 of the 2000 season when the Bombers were undefeated.