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