The revamped logo of Star Jalsha
|Launched||September 8, 2008|
|Owned by||21st Century Fox|
|Sister channel(s)||STAR Plus
|Tata Sky (India)||Channel 842|
|Sky (UK & Ireland)||Channel 808|
|OSN (Middle East)||Channel 294|
|UCS (Bangladesh)||Channel 58|
|SkyCable (Philippines)||Channel TBA|
|Destiny Cable (Philippines)||Channel TBA|
|mio TV (Singapore)||Coming soon|
|TalkTalk Plus TV(UK)||Channel 445|
Star Jalsha (Bengali: স্টার জলসা), is a Bengali General Entertainment channel by STAR TV and Fox International Channels networks.The channel, launched on September 8, 2008 offers an array of programs in different genres with its brand philosophy being "Cholo Paltai" (Lets change).
The channel was launched with its tagline "Cholo Paltai" (Lets Change) and it telecasted shows with fresh storylines, talented actors and soulful music. A music video (Cholo Paltai... aaj jalsha shuru notun bangalir) composed by Pritam was used to launch the channel which was a first for any Bengali channel. The initial line up of shows during the inaugural month were a mix of soap operas, romantic shows, chat shows, mythological shows, suspense thrillers and latest Tollywood movies. The channel was launched with grandeur. Veteran actor Victor Banerjee made his Bengali television debut with the serial Bandhan. Leading Bengali film production company Shree Venkatesh Films, for the first time, produced shows for the channel. Star Jalsha had the privilege of having National Award Winning film director Rituparno Ghosh to host a celebrity chat show called Ghosh and Company. The channel since its launch has produced some of the best television serials which gave a new meaning to Bengali entertainment.Some of its most popular shows include the romantic drama Ekhane Aakash Neel, mythological drama Durga, family drama Ogo Bodhu Sundori and Bou Kotha Kou, musical Gaaner Opare which was made to commemorate the 150 birth anniversary of Rabindranath Tagore among others.
The list of shows currently running on Star Jalsha are:-
|Mouchak||March 25, 2013 onwards (Mon-Sat 5:30pm)|
|Bodhu Baran||aug 19, 2013 onwards (Mon-Sat 6:00 pm)|
|Ishti Kutum||Oct 24, 2011 onwards (Mon-Sat 6:30 pm)||Rishi Kaushik as orchi,Ronita asbaha|
|Tumi Asbe Bole||June 30, 2014 onwards (Mon-Sat 7:00 pm)|
|Chokher Tara Tui||March 24, 2014 onwards(Mon-Sat 7:30 pm)||story Tutul, a diehard fan of a film actor Ayush Kumar and various incidents in her life.|
|Maa||Oct 19, 2009 onwards (Mon-Sat 8:00 pm)||Sreetoma Bhattacharya as Jhilik, Tithi Bose as Pori,
Mohua Halder as Pratima Mukherjee, Aparajita Addya as Pratima Raichaudhary
|Bojhena Se Bojhena||November 4, 2013 onwards (Mon-Sat 8:30 pm)||Pakhi, Aranya the Bengali version of star plus popular show Iss pyar ko kya naam du|
|Aanchal' '||June 18, 2012 onwards (Mon-Sat 9:00 pm)|
|Jal Nupur||Jan 21, 2013 onwards(Mon-Sat 9:30 pm)||Lovely Maitra asKajol, Souptic Chakraborty as Neel|
|Tomay Amay Mile||March 11, 2013 onwards (Mon-Sat 10:00 pm)||Ushoshi, Nishit Bengali version of diya aur baati hum|
|Kanamachi||june 9 2014 onwards (Mon-Sat 10:30 pm)|
The channel telecasts latest Bengali movies every Sunday. It has premiered some of the biggest and the best movies from Tollywood like Royal Bengal Rohosyo, Iti Mrinalini, Rang Milanti, Baishe Srabon among others. The latest movies are shown under the World TV Premiere property of the channel. The channel recently premiered the Hindi superhit movie, Kahaani, a first for any Bengali channel. Recent Movie Television Premieres include the superhit 100% Love and Le Halua Le.
Inspired by the success of Star Jalsha, Star network launched a 24-hour movie channel in December, 2012. The first film to be telecast in this channel was Awara. Dev became the brand ambassador of this channel.
Some of the programs formerly broadcast by the channel were:-