And after how long? There’s a limited pause buffer, size device-dependent, and when it is exhausted, live will revert.
Assuming you have one of these devices and referring to live TV, as mentioned by @RoyB it will "give up" after 30 mins and continue playing.
You can pause and rewind the live TV channels for up to 30 minutes with any of the supported devices below:
No you cannot as the whole system is now ridiculous, the way it is set out on demand, the layout is worse than ever, you have to scroll all the way down to get to a channel, I am watching on a Roku where the now tv boxes are anyway, this will not pause for 30 minutes, and starts up on its own without touching remote.
Hopefully @superglo2012 will come back with more information and confirm if it's live TV or on Demand / catchup and also confirm if it happening on all NOW content if on catchup and how long before the pause is lost without touching the remote.
Where when I read the first post it suggests to me it's happening watching a TV Show on Demand and not live TV (might have read it wrong though).
I have tried a on Demand TV show episode and on Demand Movie on my Roku for around 5 minutes and the pause remained paused on the TV screen.
Haven't got access to either a NOW Stick or NOW Box to test on at the moment.
Ah, I read ‘pause-on-demand’ rather than ‘pause On Demand’. So ICBW 😢