Star Jalsha is an Indian general entertainment pay television channel owned by Disney Star[1] It broadcasts Bengali-language programming, such as family dramas, comedies, reality shows, crime shows and telefilms. It launched its own HD feed on 14 April 2016.

Star Jalsha
Star Jalsha logo.jpg
CountryIndia
Broadcast areaIndia
Bangladesh
HeadquartersKolkata, West Bengal, India
Programming
Language(s)Bengali
Picture format1080i HDTV
(downscaled to letterboxed 576i for the SDTV feed)
Ownership
OwnerDisney Star
Sister channelsDisney Star channels
History
Launched8 September 2008; 13 years ago (8 September 2008)
Links
WebsiteStar Jalsha on Disney+ Hotstar

History

Star Jalsha was officially launched on 8 September 2008 and was also available on www.startv.in[2] In 2011, it was launched on OSN platform in Middle East.[3]

On 17 June 2012, during a special event Chalo Paltai, it rebranded with a new diamond star logo and graphics for the first time since its launch.[4] On 22 November 2012, the channel was launched in UK.[5]

All the shows of Star Jalsha were available on Hotstar (now Disney+ Hotstar) since 11 February 2015.

The channel launched its own high-definition feed, along with Jalsha Movies HD, on 14 April 2016.[6] They were the first Bengali-language HD channels in India.[7]

In 2018, Sagnik Ghosh became the head of the channel.[8] On 17 February 2019, during a special event called Jalsha Doshe Dosh, the channel rebranded for the second time from a white logo with red accents to a red logo with blue accents. It also introduced new coloured graphics after almost 7 years, which are not red and white in the history of the channel, but predominantly turquoise blue with the hints of golden and yellow. The serials also no longer use their own logo. Instead, they use the logo given by Star Jalsha. However, in recent past, the reality shows and events have featured their own logos in the channel with Star Jalsha's Bengali font Kohinoor Bangla.[9]

On 2 October 2021, Star Jalsha, along with other foreign television channels that did not provide clean feeds, was temporarily suspended from broadcasting in Bangladesh.[10] However, on 18 October 2021, Star Jalsha resumed broadcasts in the country with clean feed.[11]

Current broadcast

Drama series

Title Premiere date Production company
Khorkuto 17 August 2020 Magic Moments Motion Pictures
Khelaghor 30 November 2020 Blues Productions
Guddi 28 February 2022 Magic Moments Motion Pictures
Godhuli Alap 21 March 2022 Raj Chakraborty Productions
Bouma Ekghor 2 May 2022 Tent Cinema
Gantchora 20 December 2021 Acropolis Entertainment
Aalta Phoring 10 January 2022 Tent Cinema
Dhulokona 19 July 2021 Magic Moments Motion Pictures
Mon Phagun 26 July 2021 Acropolis Entertainment
Aay Tobe Sohochori 13 September 2021 Missing Crew Productions
Anurager Chhowa 7 February 2022 Shree Venkatesh Films
Gangaram 28 December 2020 Blues Productions
Gramer Rani Binapani 8 March 2021 Boyhood Productions

Reality shows

Title Premiere date Production company
Ismart Jodi 26 March 2022 (2022-03-26) Greymind Communications
Apni Ki Bolen 16 April 2022 Double Half Productions

Acquired shows

Title Premiere date Production company Dubbing Production
Radha Krishna 11 May 2020 Swastik Productions Eyewash Productions
Joy Gopal 6 December 2021 The Sound House Blues

Upcoming broadcast

Title Premiere date Production company
Shaheber Chithi[12] TBA Acropolis Entertainment

Former broadcast

Acquired series

  • Mahaprabhu (2020-2021)
  • Sri Ramkrishna (2020-2021)

Animation

Mythology

Biopic / Period Drama

Drama

Dubbed series

Reality shows

  • 1000 Ghonta (2011)[16]
  • Aamar Bor Superstar
  • Aamra Na Ora Season 1 & 2
  • Bhyabachaka Season 1 & 2
  • Dance Dance Junior (2019-2020)
  • Dance Dance Junior Season 2 (2021)
  • Eber Jombe Moja (2019)[17]
  • Ebaar Jalsha Rannaghore Season 1, 2 & 3
  • Enjoy Guru
  • Ghosh & Company
  • Golemale Gol
  • I Laugh You Season 1, 2 & 3
  • Joto Hasi Toto Ranna
  • Konye Tui Megastar
  • Koti Takar Baaji
  • Phire Asar Gaan
  • Priyo Bandhabi
  • Royal Bengal Superstar
  • Saat Pakke Bandha
  • Start Music (2019-2020)
  • Ranna Banna (2020-2021)
  • Super Singer Season 1, 2 & 3
  • Super Singer Junior (2019)
  • Swapno Holeo Shottyi
  • Swayamvar
  • You Laugh Me

Channels

Channel Category SD/HD Availability Notes
Star Jalsha General Entertainment SD+HD
Star Jalsha Movies Movies
Star Jalsha Josh SD Launching Soon

Reception

Within its launch after seven months, it became the most watched Bengali channel in April 2009.[18]

References

  1. ^ "Rising Star". Business Standard.
  2. ^ "Star's Bengali channel from September 8". Business Standard.
  3. ^ "1st Bengali entertainment channel, STAR Jalsha launches in the Middle East on the Pehla platform". Star TV.
  4. ^ "Regional TV gets competitive". The Indian Express.
  5. ^ "Star launches Bengali channel in UK". Business Standard.
  6. ^ "Star India to back its Bengali HD launch with aggressive marketing and adequate content". Indian Television.
  7. ^ "Star to launch HD versions of Bengali channels". Television Post.
  8. ^ "Sagnik Ghosh to now head Star Jalsha". Exchange4media.
  9. ^ "Star Jalsha unveils new brand identity & new 'Happy Weekend' slot". Biz Asia.
  10. ^ Kamruzzaman, Md. (2 October 2021). "Dozens of foreign television stations in Bangladesh go black". Anadolu Agency. Retrieved 3 April 2022.
  11. ^ "Bangladesh viewers can start viewing Star Jalsha". Bangladesh Live News. 17 October 2021. Retrieved 3 April 2022.
  12. ^ "Upcoming show 'Saheber Chithi' to narrate an interesting love story - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 18 May 2022.
  13. ^ "A new show on martial arts to hit TV screens". The Times of India.
  14. ^ "Tollywood 09". The Telegraph (India).
  15. ^ "Ramanand Sagar's Ramayan now to be dubbed and telecast in bengali and marathi". India Today.
  16. ^ "Indraneil enjoys his new avatar as anchor!". The Times of India.
  17. ^ "Ebar Jombe Moja: Suman Gain and Sakrit Mukherjee emerge as the winner". The Times of India.
  18. ^ "Star Jalsa emerges numero uno". Business Standard.

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