He passed away at an advanced age 79 years old Nikolaos Davatzis, o expatriate who played a key role in the creation of cable television networks A&E and the History Channel they are watching today 335 millions of households around the world.
Nikolaos Davatzis was born in New York. His father was a furrier from Kastoria, who immigrated to the USA. the 1930. After attending Bryant High School in Astoria, ο Ν. Davatzis received a Bachelor's degree in Economics and a Master's degree in Sociology from St. John’s University.
He was president and CEO of A&E (former Arts & Entertainment Network), which he directed from 1983 until the 2005 as a joint venture between Hearst Corporation and Disney-ABC. The 1995 introduced the History Channel and remained a strong supporter of educational and public affairs planning.
The 2006 President George W. Bush awarded him the National Medal of Humanities while the 1989 the French government named him "chevalier" of the Order of Arts and Letters.