Star Jalsha

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Star Jalsha
Revamped Star Jalsha Diamond Logo as of June,2012.png
Launched 8 September 2008 (in Middle East)
22 November 2012 (in UK and Ireland)
Owned by 21st Century Fox
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
Website Star Jalsha on hotstar
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
mio TV (Singapore) Coming soon
Zuku (Kenya) Unknown

Star Jalsha (Bengali: স্টার জলসা) is the No.1 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. It is the highest-rated Bengali General Entertainment Channel.


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 channel has made history by obtaining the highest television rating among all competing Bengali general entertainment channels since its debut.[3]

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 a huge hit among the audience.[4]

The characters Ahona from Milon Tithi and Potol from Potol Kumar Gaanwala are now trending among the audiences.

The channel with its sister channel Jalsha Movies emerged as the biggest franchise in the Bengali entertainment space with a TV rating of 692 GRPs (gross rating points) in week 52 of 2012.[5]

The channel also airs the Star Jalsha Awards to felicitate the characters and programs aired on the channel.[6]

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.[7][8]


The channel telecasts the latest Bengali movies every Sunday. It has premiered movies from Tollywood including Royal Bengal Rahashya, Iti Mrinalini, Rang Milanti, Baishe Srabon, Dui Prithibi, Autograph, Egaro, Paglu 2, 100% Love, Rajkahini, Har Har Bomkesh, Belaseshe, Chander Pahar. The latest movies are shown under the World TV Premiere property of the channel. The channel premiered the Hindi movie Kahaani, a first for any Indian channel. Recent movie television premieres include "Challenge 2" Power, Herogiri, Shankhachil, Love express, Zulfiqar, Gangster. Haripada Bandwala, Bomkesh Porbo, Tomake Chai, The Jungle Book


List of current programs broadcast[edit]

Name of program Time Day
World TV Premiere Durga Sahay Today (23rd July) 2pm
Protidan Coming Soon
Premer Kahini 5:00pm Mon-Sun EVERYDAY
Mayar Baadhon 5:30pm
Kundo Phooler Mala 6:00pm
Potol Kumar Gaanwala 6:30pm
Kusum Dola 7:00pm
Ke Apon Ke Por 7:30pm
Joy Kali Kolkattawali 8:00pm
Swapno Udaan 8:30pm
Milon Tithi 9:00pm
Bhojo Gobindo 9:30pm
Rakhi Bandhan 10:00pm
Khokababu 10:30pm
Bhakter Bhagawaan Shri Krishna 11:00pm
List of previous programs broadcast


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