Star Jalsha

Indian Bengali-language television channel

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.

Star Jalsha
Broadcast areaIndia
NetworkStar India
HeadquartersKolkata, West Bengal, India
Picture format1080i HDTV
(downscaled to letterboxed 576i for the SDTV feed)
OwnerStar India (subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company)
Sister channelsStar India channels
Launched8 September 2008; 15 years ago (8 September 2008)
WebsiteStar Jalsha on Disney+ Hotstar
Asianet Digital TVChannel 700
Siti CableChannel 250 (West Bengal)
Bengal Digital (Bangladesh)Channel 84
Sun DirectChannel 621 (SD)
Channel 894 (HD)
Airtel digital TVChannel 707 (SD)
Channel 708 (HD)
Tata SkyChannel 1309 (HD)
Channel 1310 (SD)
Dish TV & d2hChannel 1404 (SD)
Channel 1403 (HD)
Zuku (Africa)Channel 937
Singtel TV (Singapore)Channel 736
Zuku (Kenya)Channel 387
Streaming media
Disney+ Hotstar

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

History change

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]

Awards/Special Programs change

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

Currently broadcast change

  • Ramprasad
  • Tomader Rani
  • Kamala O Sreeman Prithviraj
  • Tunte
  • Sandhya Tara
  • Bangla Medium
  • Love Biye Aajkal
  • Ekka Dokka
  • Anurager Chhowa
  • Horo Gouri Pice Hotel
  • Gaatchora

Formerly broadcast change

Mythology change

Other shows change

References change

  1. "Star Jalsa: No. 1 Bengali Entertainment Channel | Calcutta Music Blog". Archived from the original on 2011-05-10. Retrieved 2012-07-08.
  2. "Star Jalsha goes in brand refresh with new diamond star identity". Best Media Info. Retrieved 18 June 2012.
  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.
  5. "Star to launch HD versions of Bengali channels".[permanent dead link]
  6. "Star India to back its Bengali HD launch with aggressive marketing and adequate content".