Star Jalsa is an Indian general entertainment pay television channel owned by Disney Star that broadcasts Bengali language programs such as family dramas, comedies, reality shows, crime shows and telefilms. It launched its own HD feed on 14 April 2016.
Star Jalsa was officially launched on 8 September 2008 and was also available on www.startv.in In 2011, it was launched on the OSN platform in the Middle East.
On 17 June 2012, during a special event Chalo Paltai, it was rebranded with a new diamond star logo and graphics for the first time since its launch. On 22 November 2012, the channel launched in the UK.
All shows of Star Jalsa were available on Hotstar (now Disney+ Hotstar) from 11 February 2015.
The channel launched its own high-definition feed with Jalsha Movies HD on 14 April 2016. They were India’s first Bengali language HD channel.
In 2018, Sagnik Ghosh became the head of the channel. On 17 February 2019, during a special event called Jalsha Doshte Dosh, the channel was rebranded for the second time from a white logo with red accents to a red logo with blue accents. It also introduced new color graphics almost 7 years later, not the red and white in the channel’s history, but mainly turquoise blue with hints of gold and yellow. Serials also no longer use their own logos. Instead they use the logo given by Star Jalsar. However, in the recent past, reality shows and events have featured their own logo on the channel along with the Star Jalsar Bangla font Kohinoor Bangla.
On 2 October 2021, other foreign television channels, including Star Jalsa, which did not provide clean feeds, were temporarily suspended from broadcasting in Bangladesh. However, on 18 October 2021, Star Jalsa resumed broadcasting in the country with a clean feed.