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, Colors Bangla Cinema and Enterr10 Bangla.
The channel is referred to as Jalsha Movies, never as Star Jalsha Movies, in contrast to the Telugu Star Maa Movies, which is referred to using the Star prefix.
Star Bengali (custom font) Kohinoor Latin
Consisting of violet and pink star fragments, the graphics package was designed by the Mumbai-based creative agency Dynamite Design. It has remained unchanged for more than 8 years as of 2021. The Bengali Jalsha wordmark is the same as that in Star Jalsha’s 2012–2019 logo, with notches.
Jalsha Movies was the first Star channel to use Kohinoor as its Latin-script on-screen typeface after it became Star’s primary corporate font in 2011 (with Cádiz complementing it since 2016).
For its Bengali typography, however, it uses a custom-designed font called Star Bengali. This was used by Star Jalsha from 2012 until its rebrand in 2019, when it adopted Kohinoor in both the Latin and Bengali scripts.
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.
Notes: 1Originally owned, sold or discontinued by The Walt Disney Company India before its acquisition of Star. 2Joint venture with Tata Group. 3Sold to ABP Group. 4Sold to CJ ENM. 5Joint venture between Star and Viacom. Dissolved in 1994 with the launch of Channel V and Channel V India. 6Sold to China Media Capital. 7Sold to Visi Media Asia, which had owned 80% of the channel (Star formerly owned 20%). 8Rebranded from Star to Fox channels in 2017. Defunct since 1 October 2021. 9Relaunched as Pinoy Box Office, later known as PBO.
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