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.
Notes: 1Withdrawn from India in March 2019 (SD feeds) and June 2019 (Nat Geo Music and People HD); BabyTV HD is still running in India. They were run by Fox Networks Group Asia; there was no dedicated Indian feed. 2Joint venture with Tata Group. 3Sold to ABP Group. 4Sold to CJ E&M. 5Joint venture between Star and Viacom. Dissolved in 1994 with the launch of Channel V.
Notes: 1Sold to China Media Capital. 2Rebranded from Star to Fox channels in 2017. Now owned by Fox Networks Group. 3Formerly a joint-venture with Viacom International but ended in 1994. MTV Southeast Asia later relaunched in 1995. 4Sold to Visi Media Asia, which had owned 80% of the channel (Star formerly owned 20%). 5Relauched as Pinoy Box Office.