PORTLAND, Ore. — UPDATE: The link for the live stream of Saturday's game can be found here.
This weekend's game between Oregon State and Hawaii won't be televised on any local channels, either broadcast or cable.
The only way to watch Saturday's game, which will be played in Hawaii and doesn't kick off until 9 p.m. PT, will be to stream the game on Facebook.
Representatives with the Pac-12 and Oregon State told KGW that the television distribution rights for Saturday's game are owned by the home team's conference, in this case the Mountain West Conference. Neither the Pac-12 nor Oregon State has any control over the game's broadcast.
"We always will want our fans to see us play on any platform we can make happen," Steve Fenk, associate athletic director at Oregon State, told The Oregonian's John Canzano.
Hawaii airs its home games locally on Spectrum, and allows fans on the mainland to stream the broadcast live on Facebook. What fans watch on Facebook will be the Spectrum feed, a professionally produced broadcast with announcers and a production crew.
The precise location of the live stream is still up in the air. Fenk told Canzano that the school doesn't know where the game will air, only that the live stream will be carried somewhere on Facebook.
KGW reached out to the University of Hawaii athletic department for details about the Facebook live stream. Derek Inouchi, the department's director of media relations, said he's waiting to get that information from the Mountain West Conference.
"Our fans have been asking as well," he said.
Josh Ishoo, public relations director for the Pac-12, said the game will be available on Facebook Watch, on Facebook.com or on the Facebook app (iOS and Android). Ishoo also said the game may be able to be streamed to a TV set via devices like Google Chromecast and Apple TV, or with some newer smart televisions that have built-in streaming abilities.
Fenk said said there is a silver lining to the game streaming live on Facebook. On Saturday, everyone with an internet connection who wants to see the game will be able to watch on Facebook. That's not always the case for Beavers fans. DirecTV customers are often out of luck because that satellite provider doesn't carry the Pac-12 Network, on which most Beavers games air.
The Beavers are 0-1 this season after losing their season opener, 52-36, against Oklahoma State.