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CBC cutting up to 1,500 jobs, trimming newscasts: the live report

Earlier on Thursday the CBC revealed details of its staff cutbacks, programming shakeup and renewed focus on Web and mobile broadcasting -- all part of a long-term strategy to turn its ailing finances around by 2020. Here is how The Globe covered the breaking news; come back shortly for a fresh report. Read the CBC's full report on the changes here.

Here's what's affected:

- 1,000 to 1,500 fewer employees by 2020, not including the 657 jobs cut in April

- fewer documentaries produced in-house

- 90-minute evening TV newscasts will be cut to 30 minutes, or 60 where successful

- an effort to get half of Canadians using the CBC's digital services monthly by 2020

- reduction of real estate by two million square feet

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