Star Jalsha is an Indian Bengali language general entertainment pay television channel owned by Disney Star, a subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company India. It's primarily telecast family dramas, comedies, reality shows and films. It launched its own HD feed on 14 April 2016.

Star Jalsha
CountryIndia
Broadcast areaIndia
NetworkDisney Star
HeadquartersKolkata, West Bengal, India
Programming
Language(s)Bengali
Picture format1080i HDTV
(downscaled to letterboxed 576i for the SDTV feed)
Ownership
OwnerThe Walt Disney Company India
Sister channelsDisney Star channels
History
Launched8 September 2008; 15 years ago (8 September 2008)
Links
WebsiteStar Jalsha on Disney+ Hotstar

History Edit

Star Jalsha was officially launched on 8 September 2008 and is the first non-regional, non-Hindi and non-English channel of Star Network.[1][2] This was Star India's second Bengali-language television channel of Star India after Star Ananda. In 2011, it was launched on the OSN platform in the Middle East.[3] Its original logo style was also used by Marathi GEC Star Pravah. It was different from the logo style used by most Star channels until the early 2010s, such as Star Plus (until 2010), Star Vijay (until 2017) and Star Jalsha’s Bangla sister channel Star Ananda (until Star TV sold its news networks to the ABP Group on 1 June 2012, two weeks before Star Jalsha’s rebrand).

On 17 June 2012, during a special event Cholo 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]

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, on account of Star Jalsha's 10th birthday, 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 Kohinoor font for the name of the serial in the cover picture of a particular serial. 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]

Programming Edit

Current broadcast Edit

Drama series Edit

Premiere date Title
17 April 2023 Ramprasad
8 September 2023 Tomader Rani
13 March 2023 Kamala O Sreeman Prithwiraj
5 June 2023 Tunte
12 June 2023 Sandhyatara
12 December 2022 Bangla Medium
28 August 2023 Love Biye Aaj Kal
25 September 2023 Jol Thoi Thoi Bhalobasha
7 February 2022 Anurager Chhowa
12 September 2022 Horogouri Pice Hotel
20 December 2021 Gaatchora

Former broadcast Edit

Drama series Edit

Acquired series Edit

Reality shows Edit

  • 1000 Ghonta (2011)[19]
  • Aamar Bor Superstar
  • Aamra Na Ora Season 1 & 2
  • Apni Ki Bolen
  • Bhyabachaka Season 1 & 2
  • Dance Dance Junior Season 1, 2, 3 & 4 (2019–2023)
  • Dhonni Meyer Upakhhan (2023)
  • Eber Jombe Moja (2019)[20]
  • Ebaar Jalsha Rannaghore Season 1, 2 & 3
  • Enjoy Guru
  • Ghosh & Company
  • Golemale Gol
  • Hashiwala & Company (2020–2021)
  • I Laugh You Season 1, 2 & 3
  • Ismart Jodi (2022)
  • 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 & 4 (2019–2023)
  • Swapno Holeo Shottyi
  • Swayamvar
  • You Laugh Me

Mahalaya Edit

Year Show Name Mahishasurmardini
2010 Durga Durgotinashini Sandipta Sen andPayel De
2011 Durga Durgotinashini Koel Mallick
2012 Mahisasurmardini Ranieeta Dash
2013 Durgotinashini Durga Roosha Chatterjee
2014 Durga Durgotinashini Sreenanda Shankar
2015 Akal Bodhon Sandipta Sen
2016 Abhayamangal Priyanka Sarkar
2017 Jagat Janani Durga Sandipta Sen
2018 Durgotinashini Durga Sreenanda Shankar
2019 Mahisasurmardini Madhumita Sarcar
2020 Durga Durgotinashini Mimi Chakraborty
2021 Jaago Maa Durga Ditipriya Roy
2022 Ya Chandi Sonamoni Saha
2023 Ya Devi Sarvavuteshu Koel Mallick

Sister channels Edit

Star Jalsha Movies Edit

 

Star Jalsha Movies (commonly known as Jalsha Movies) is an Indian Bengali-Language movie channel owned by Disney Star. It was launched on 16 December 2012 as a sister channel of Star Jalsha.

Star Jalsha Josh Edit

Star Jalsha Josh (or Jalsha Josh) is an upcoming Bengali language youth entertainment television channel from the broadcaster.[21] It was originally planned to be launched on 1 December 2021, but was postponed due to issues involving the implementation of the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India's New Tariff Order 2.0[22]

Reception Edit

Within its launch after seven months, Star Jalsha became the most watched Indian Bengali-language channel in April 2009.[23]

Ratings Edit

Week & Year BARC Viewership Ref.
Pay Rank India Rank
Week 37 of 2020 489759 11 [24]
Week 6 of 2021 428951 10 [25]
Week 51 of 2021 1458.80 10 [26]
Week 6 of 2022 1502.39 8 [27]
Week 7 of 2022 1478.66 9 [28]

References Edit

  1. ^ "Star's Bengali channel from September 8". Business Standard India. 22 August 2008.
  2. ^ Dr. Paramveer Singh (5 August 2021). Indian Silver Screen. K.K. Publications. p. 110. Retrieved 3 August 2022.
  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. ^ Laghate, Gaurav (19 November 2012). "Star launches Bengali channel in UK". Business Standard India.
  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. 21 February 2019.
  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. ^ "A new show on martial arts to hit TV screens". The Times of India.
  13. ^ "Tollywood 09". The Telegraph.
  14. ^ "Ramanand Sagar's Ramayan now to be dubbed and telecast in Bengali and marathi". India Today.
  15. ^ "Bengal's iconic show Mahaprabhu now on Star Jalsha". Adgully. 15 May 2020. Retrieved 3 August 2022.
  16. ^ "Bengali channel, Star Jalsha to air animated series 'Oye Golu' from tomorrow, 30 May". AnimationXpress. 29 May 2020. Retrieved 20 June 2022.
  17. ^ "Star Jalsha brings back "Shri Ramakrishna"". Adgully. 25 May 2020. Retrieved 3 August 2022.
  18. ^ "Star Jalsha presents a best in class animated Series "Super V"". Adgully. 8 May 2020. Retrieved 20 June 2022.
  19. ^ "Indraneil enjoys his new avatar as anchor!". The Times of India.
  20. ^ "Ebar Jombe Moja: Suman Gain and Sakrit Mukherjee emerge as the winner". The Times of India.
  21. ^ "Disney Star India rejigs its Channel bouquet, to rebrand and add new Channels while Bindass and Star World to go off-air". MediaNews4U. 16 October 2021. Retrieved 5 June 2022.
  22. ^ "Star defers new channel launches till further intimation". Exchange4Media. 30 November 2021. Retrieved 3 August 2022.
  23. ^ "Star Jalsa emerges numero uno". Business Standard India. 14 May 2009.
  24. ^ "WEEK 37 – DATA: Saturday, 12th September 2020 To Friday, 18th September 2020". BARC India. Archived from the original on 30 September 2020.
  25. ^ "WEEK 6 – DATA: Saturday, 6th February 2021 To Friday, 12th February 2021". BARC India. Archived from the original on 24 February 2021.
  26. ^ "WEEK 51 – DATA: Saturday, 18th December 2021 To Friday, 24th December 2021". BARC India. Archived from the original on 6 January 2022.
  27. ^ "WEEK 6 – DATA: Saturday, 5th February 2022 To Friday, 11th February 2022". BARC India.
  28. ^ "WEEK 7 – DATA: Saturday, 12th February 2022 To Friday, 18th February 2022". BARC India.

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