CIMM DEFINITION : When a subscriber gets a code (usually upon subscription) which can be used in other platforms like Sling, for example.

2: Conditional Access Technology embedded on the Set-Top Box  and satellite receiver that enables the cable or satellite broadcaster to filter out content the subscriber has not paid for or provide them with movies or special programs they have purchased on a pay-per-use system. (Source: itvt.com/glossary)