Jalsha Movies is a Bangla (Bengali)-language movie channel from the Star network in India. Launched on 16 December 2012, a few months after Zee Bangla Cinema, it is the only Bengali movie channel to be available in HD. It is named after Star Jalsha, Star’s Bengali general entertainment channel. Other Bengali movie channels, besides Zee Bangla Cinema, include Sony Aath and Colors Bangla Cinema.
The channel is styled as Jalsha Movies, never as Star Jalsha Movies, in contrast to the Telugu Star Maa channels, which are referred to using the Star prefix despite their logos not having the Star wordmark.
Jalsha Movies was the first Star channel to use Kohinoor as its on-screen typeface after it became Star’s primary corporate font in 2011 (with Cádiz complementing it since 2016). In recent years, more and more Star channels have started to use it in their on-air branding, such as Star Utsav, Star Vijay, Star Plus and—since 2019—Star Jalsha itself. For the latter two channels, the previous font had been Fedra Sans Alternate.
An HD feed was launched on 14 April 2016 along with Star Jalsha HD. This was the second regional-language HD movie channel to be launched in India, after the Tamil channel KTV HD in 2011. Star also launched an HD feed of Telugu channel Star Maa Movies in 2017.
Bengali-language television channels in India
| General entertainment channels:
Major: Zee Bangla HD | Star Jalsha HD | Colors Bangla HD | Sony Aath | Sun Bangla | Aakash Aath | Rupashi Bangla
| Part of Disney India (The Walt Disney Company)
Star India (Special logos)
English: Entertainment: Star World HD and Star World Premiere HD | Movies: Star Movies HD and Star Movies Select HD | Lifestyle: Fox Life HD | Knowledge and infotainment: National Geographic HD and Wild HD | Kids’: BabyTV HD1
Regional languages: Tamil: Star Vijay HD and Vijay Super | Telugu: Star Maa HD, Star Maa Movies HD, Star Maa Music and Star Maa Gold | Kannada: Star Suvarna HD and Star Suvarna Plus | Malayalam: Asianet HD, Asianet Plus and Asianet Movies | Bangla: Star Jalsha HD and Jalsha Movies HD | Marathi: Star Pravah HD
Former channels and properties:
Non-Indian companies using the Star brand:
Taiwan: Star Movies HD (Taiwan)
Disbanded channels and properties:
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