Star Jalsha

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Star Jalsha
Launched 8 September 2008 (in Middle East)
22 November 2012 (in UK and Ireland)
Owned by Star India
Picture format 576i (SDTV),
1080i (HDTV)
Slogan চলো পাল্টাই (Let's Change)
Country India
Language Bengali
Sister channel(s) Star Jalsha HD
Star Gold
Star Movies
Movies OK
Star Sports
National Geographic
Star World
STAR Vijay
STAR Utsav
Life OK
STAR Pravah
Jalsha Movies
Star Bharat
Airtel digital TV (India) Channel 707(SD), Channel 708(HD)
Tata Sky (India) Channel 842
Videocon d2h (India) Channel 805
Dish TV(India) Channel 1404(SD), Channel 1403(HD)
Zuku (Africa) Channel 937
UCS (Bangladesh) Channel 58
SkyCable (Philippines) Channel TBA
Destiny Cable (Philippines) Channel TBA
Siti Cable [((Kolkata))]
mio TV (Singapore) TBA
Zuku (Kenya) TBA

Star Jalsha is a Bengali language General Entertainment Television Channel based in India.[1] It is part of 21st Century Fox's STAR India network. Its programming includes a mix of family dramas, comedies, youth-oriented, reality shows, shows on crime and telefilms. The channel also airs the latest Bengali films. The channel launched its HD feed on 14 April 2016.

The channel is also distributed worldwide by Fox International Channels, a subsidiary of 21st Century Fox.

History[change | change source]

Star Jalsha was officially launched on 8 September 2008.

On 17 June 2012, Star Jalsha unveiled a refreshed identity, featuring a new logo – a diamond star amidst a fictionalised event show titled Chalo Paltai (let’s bring a change).[2]

The characters Jhilik and Pari from the channel's serial Maa, Pakhi from Bojhena Se Bojhena, Kiranmala from Kiranmala and Baha from Ishti Kutum were popular with the audience.[3]

The channel also airs the Star Jalsha Awards to felicitate the characters and programs aired on the channel.[4]

Star Jalsha HD was launched along with Jalsha Movies HD on 14 April 2016, 'Poila Boishakh', the Bengali New Year. They are the first Bengali HD channels in India.[5][6]

Movies[change | change source]

The channel telecasts the latest Bengali movies under World TV Premiere property.

Awards/Special Programs[change | change source]

  • Bangla Cine Carnival
  • Telly Academy Award
  • Star Jalsha Parivaar Awards
  • Jaya Hey
  • Bangla Mirchi Music Awards

Programming[change | change source]

List of currently broadcast programs[change | change source]

Bajlo Tomar Alor Benu
Tekka Raja Badsha
Irabotir Chupkotha
Ke Apon Ke Por
Devi Chaudhurani
Fagun Bou
Ami Sirajer Begum
Mahapeeth Tarapith
Joy Kali Kolkattawali

List of previously broadcast programs[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Star Jalsa: No. 1 Bengali Entertainment Channel | Calcutta Music Blog". Retrieved 2012-07-08.
  2. "Star Jalsha goes in brand refresh with new diamond star identity". Best Media Info. Retrieved 18 June 2012. Italic or bold markup not allowed in: |publisher= (help)
  3. "Star Jalsha's Maa to wrap up with a dhamaka". The Times of India.
  4. "Star Jalsha awards break rating record". Sify. Retrieved 19 Apr 2011. Italic or bold markup not allowed in: |publisher= (help)
  5. "Star to launch HD versions of Bengali channels".
  6. "Star India to back its Bengali HD launch with aggressive marketing and adequate content".