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Oregon State-Hawaii To Stream On Facebook, Will Not Air On TV

The free Facebook Watch broadcast will actually be the most widely available game of OSU's season
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The free Facebook Watch broadcast will actually be the most widely available game of OSU's season
Photo: OREGON STATE
The free Facebook Watch broadcast will actually be the most widely available game of OSU's season
Photo: OREGON STATE

Saturday's Oregon State-Hawaii football game "won't be on television at all" in the continental U.S., but instead will be be "live streamed on Facebook," according to John Canzano of the Portland OREGONIAN. The game marks the first time since '11 that an OSU football game "won't be anywhere on television." Fans can "maybe" watch the game on the Mountain West Conference or Hawaii Football Facebook pages, as OSU Associate AD/Athletic Communications Steve Fenk is "still waiting for word on where it will be aired." It also is being "carried on the islands via pay-per-view on Spectrum." The "end result here is an interesting case study." On one hand, the Pac-12 Networks have an "awful distribution footprint." So this will be the "most widely available game of the season for OSU -- free to all." On the other hand, Canzano wonders why a Pac-12 football game is "not on television" anywhere. But there is "nothing the conference can do about it." Pac-12 Networks has "consistently disappointed" in terms of public visibility. So, "maybe this is better" than OSU being "buried for the umpteenth time on that network" (Portland OREGONIAN, 9/5).