Smart TVs in France

With the help of VPNUK (proxy server, I think) I watch catch up UK TV - iPlayer, 4OD (Homeland!), ITV etc - all on my PC. I was wondering if these catch up services would also work on French Smart TVs. Would I also have to route through a proxy server? What about other gadgets, like Apple TV - would they be able to access the iPlayer etc from here? Thanks!

And by the way, does anyone know how to watch the Ashes from here? I am a South African Australian. :-)