STAR Ananda is a Bengali language 24-hour cable and satellite news channel owned by the STAR TV, a subsidiary of News Corporation. This channel is co-production of STAR TV and Anandabazar Patrika (published by Ananda Publishers). STAR Ananda is mostly available as free-to-air news channel, apart from that it is also distributed via satellite, cable, IPTV and DTT, and was launched on 1 June 2005. It has its headquartered in Kolkata and housing state-of-the-art production facilities, STAR Ananda boasts an extensive bureau network, bringing to the Bengali viewer unparalleled, comprehensive and incisive news coverage. With an over 40 per cent majority market share in the Kolkata and West Bengal markets amongst all news channels in launch week, STAR Ananda continues to consolidate, adequately reflecting the aspirations of the Bengali people. Some of its main programs include STAR Khobor, Hoy ma noy bouma, Ek Dozen golpo, and Hello VIP. "STAR Khobor" is at 9 o'clock in the night. The channel has got some sharp faces of reporters & anchors & producers like Suman Dey (Editor-in-Chief), Reshmi, Amit, Kuntal, Dipak, Soumik, Bitanu, Amit, Rajat Channel's Operations Department is headed by Tapas Roy Since inception and it is considered best operations team in east part of India. The channel has got some talented Video Editor's Sumit Mukherjee, Vishal Mishra, Nilanjan Ganguli, Goutam Mandol, Jayanta Bandopadhyay. Its ad-sales team of Rajesh, Gautam, Amitosh, Atish, Binu, Trina, have ensured that the channel garner maximum share of the advertising revenues. Hoy ma noy bouma tells you about the various serials which are aired on the main channels like Sony TV, STAR Plus, Zee TV, etc. Ek Dozen Golpo summarizes the news in 12 parts and shows them. During Durga Pujo they also have various countdowns which end on Mahashoshti.