Television-maker Skyworth Group plans to raise $1 billion through a stock exchange listing next year to develop its digital home-electronics business. Finance director Jones Tao said the company was in talks with investment houses and expected to announce a listing mandate and timetable in a month. He said the listing had been delayed because it had taken more time to market the company to institutional investors than was originally expected. The company said in mid-April it would make an official listing application in June or July. 'Attractiveness of traditional television-makers to institutional investors is not that great,' he said. The company plans to introduce in November television set-top boxes under the Venus brand, through which consumers can surf the Internet and view VCDs through normal televisions.